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Crypto Markets

Harvard, Stanford, MIT Endowments Invest in Crypto Funds

The endowments of Harvard University, Stanford University, Dartmouth College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of North Carolina have made investments into at least one cryptocurrency fund, a person familiar with the investments said, in a sign of the asset class’ growing acceptance among institutional investors.

While many institutions have been reluctant to invest directly in cryptocurrency because of a lack of technical knowledge and uncertainty about how to store the assets securely, the move by some top universities means that several of the most high-profile institutions in the country are finally ready to enter the sector.